“The totalitarian, to me, is the enemy – the one that’s absolute, the one that wants control over the inside of your head, not just your actions.”

Journalist, critic, and author of a dozen books, Hitchens was the primary American champion of atheists, skeptics, cynics, and anyone who has ever examined a sacred truth that everyone around them holds dear and immediately concluded that it just doesn’t make one damn bit of sense. Hitchens even showed up in person to the Vatican in 2016 to argue against canonizing Mother Teresa.